Intruder Shot Dead in General Gutti's Home

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Uganda People's Defence (UPDF) soldiers guarding Lt. Gen. Gutti's residence on Friday morning shot dead a man believed to be in his mid-30s in Napak district. Details indicate the intruder after successfully climbing the parameter wall tried to grab a gun from one of the guards in the night.

Uganda People's Defence (UPDF) soldiers guarding Lt. Gen. Gutti's residence on Friday morning shot dead a man believed to be in his mid-30s in Napak district.
 
Details indicate the intruder after successfully climbing the parameter wall tried to grab a gun from one of the guards in the night.
 
The incident happened at Irriri trading centre, Irriri Sub County-Napak district some 79 kilometres South West of Moroto town.
 
However, the army has identified the deceased as Achuka Achiryem a resident of Lopamo village, Lokodomo parish in Lopei Sub county- Napak district.
 
Capt. Denis Omara, the UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson confirms the incident describing it as unfortunate for his family. He explains that the attacker attempted to climb the fence at 00.45 hours before being shot by one of the guards. He says this was an act of trespass prohibited by the penal code, wondering how the intruder had managed to enter the home of the UPDF commander at such an odd hour. Among other issues, he wonders how the trespasser travelled over 90 kilometres from Lopei his home area to the officers' home. He says the army has begun investigation into the case saying the matter will be handled with a lot of interest.
 
Lt. Gen. Gutti, a former AMISOM commander now commandant of Senior Command and Staff College- Kimaka in Jinja hails from Irriri Sub County- Napak district.
 
General Gutti was not at home at the time of the incident.

In 2009, an unidentified man was also shot dead at the home of then Security Minister Amama Mbabazi after he managed to gain access to his Kololo residence by his guards. It was never explained what the man was looking for.
 
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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.